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Each newer version of iTunes results in poorer sound quality

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Each newer version of iTunes results in poorer sound quality when played back directly from my main system. Tracks that use to sound fine now sound garbled. Same tracks play fine on my iPod 16GB nano. Changing advanced sound settings to not help. Any ideas on how to fix?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Omer Mushahwar replied 4 years ago.
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Omer Mushahwar :

If you are experiencing audio quality issues after updating to iTunes 9, please try this:



1. Open iTunes Preferences > Playback.
2. Disable Crossfade songs, Sound Enhancer and Sound Check.
3. Click OK.
4. Open the Equalizer (, in the View menu on Windows).
5. Disable the EQ by de-selecting the checkbox in the upper left.
6. Play an affected track.

Expert:  Omer Mushahwar replied 4 years ago.
Please let me know if you have any other questions or if thies doesnt work

Edited by Omer Mushahwar on 9/1/2010 at 3:29 PM EST
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Tried all of that -- did not help.
Expert:  Omer Mushahwar replied 4 years ago.
And are you on the latest version of itunes 9.2.1
Expert:  Omer Mushahwar replied 4 years ago.

Two other things

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1362 this link shows some settings to check in Xp

 

Also have you recently updated your audio driver for your computer?

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